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CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
was on the level hit by the first airplane in the twin towers. and understanding the nature of the attack against the united states at that time, i felt a strong urging to once again be involved in public service. and that was the genesis of my decision when the opportunity presented it self several years later to return to this body. that was the compelling reason. i was privileged to be appointed to the homeland security committee, the permanent homeland security committee. and i was privileged to serve as chairman of one of the subcommittees. and since that time i have been privileged to continue to serve on that committee as well as serve on the house judiciary committee where we had responsibility for, among other things, the patriot act and fisa, the foreign intelligence surveillance act. both of which were, in my judgment, and are in my judgment essential to our response to the threat that existed at the time of their cession and the -- creation and the threat that remains. one of the ironies of my service is that i am elected from a district in sacramento county, california, nearly 3,000
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
's a lifelong new yorker. when he saw the twin towers fall he determined that he had to protect our nation and he entered the service, went to iraq, he's now a security guard at sing-sing prison. he and his wife are raising their kids on staten island, they have two children, ages 2 and 6. as the hurricane approached and the superstorm hit, pedro directed his family to leave the home, to seek higher ground, to seek safety he stayed in the home because he had just remodeled it himself and he wanted to make sure he could protect it but the flood waters rose and he became so frightened he thought he wouldn't survive that night and he called his family to say good-bye to them. as the storm waters rose he was able to swim to a neighbor's house and he survived. despite that harrowing time and that difficulty, he's now not receiving the aid he actually needs to rebuild that home. he has been able to file insurance claims, that was capped, capped at less than half of the value of his home he said in his fema claim, fema offered only $2,800. you can imagine, he doesn't have any choices right now. h
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